Can a brand-new building have art, character, and grit? We think it both can, and should, and we are looking for local artists to help us out! Are you a local artist with a creative mural idea for Mount Pleasant? Are you eager to express your creativity, gain exposure for your art, and receive $5,000 […]
On Saturday August 20th, the inaugural Vancouver Mural Festival (VMF) took over a huge number of the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood walls with stunning, exciting, and colourful murals. With the support of Mount Pleasant BIA, Burrard Arts Foundation (*BAF), the City of Vancouver, and many local business/supporters VMF became a reality for founders David Vertesi, Gabriel […]
The placement of the foundation structure of our homes and major buildings has been celebrated in many ways and in many cultures for thousands of years. Often this involves the placing of a memento or talisman intended to bring good luck during construction and throughout the life of the building.
The Independent at Main and Kingsway, we are very proud to share, is a great example of a project designed for, and purchased by, Vancouver locals! After many years of a fairly contentious approvals process, it has been very exciting to receive such strong community buy-in for The Independent. Sales for The Independent started in […]
We are so excited to be sharing a sneak peak of this awesome prototype bench, created by Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House (MPNH). During the demolition of the former buildings on The Independent site, we salvaged beautiful, old-growth timbers. We then donated 79 pieces of these timbers to MPNH. Over the past year, MPNH has been […]
NOW CLOSED Things we think are cool: How a construction crane gets installed! Things we think are tasty and cool: Winning a dinner for two in Mount Pleasant! Based on our time lapse video of the crane installation at The #IndependentatMain, guess how long it took for the crane to be fully installed and win […]